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Hurricane Dorian Experiences ‘Notable Shift’ Toward Georgia, Carolinas

Hurricane Dorian Experiences ‘Notable Shift’ Toward Georgia, Carolinas
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Hurricane Dorian continues to grow in size and strength, but its uncertain track is now bringing the coasts of Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina into play.

The projections for Hurricane Dorian – now a Category 4 hurricane – continues to shift, with the most recent National Hurricane Center update showing the massive storm skimming the east coast of Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina and shaving North Carolina. Regardless, the storm is expected to slow down, putting southeastern coastal cities at risk of severe flooding due to storm surge and significant rainfall.

8/31 8 AM EDT: There’s been a notable change overnight to the forecast of #Dorian after Tuesday. It should be stressed that the new forecast track does not preclude Dorian making landfall on the Florida coast, as large portions of the coast remain in the track cone of uncertainty pic.twitter.com/GSds0bKunM

— National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic) August 31, 2019

The 11 am EDT/AST advisory for Hurricane #Dorian is now available at https://t.co/tW4KeFW0gB: Dorian’s Fury Aiming for the Northwestern Bahamas pic.twitter.com/1UT0vdKCOI

— National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic) August 31, 2019

Here are the Key Messages for 8/31 11 AM EDT/AST for Hurricane #Dorian. The next intermediate advisory is at 2 pm, followed by a complete advisory at 5 pm. pic.twitter.com/YasuxEDbR3

— National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic) August 31, 2019

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) declared a state of emergency for all 67 counties throughout the Sunshine State on Thursday.

“All residents, especially those along the east coast, need to be prepared for possible impacts,” DeSantis said.

“As it increases strength, this storm has the potential to severely damage homes, businesses and buildings, which is why all Floridians should remain vigilant. Do not wait until it is too late to make a plan,” he added.

While the track has shifted, the Florida governor is continuing to urge residents to remain vigilant.

“Although the path of #Dorian has shifted, the entire East Coast is still vulnerable to significant impacts. Residents in East Coast counties should continue to monitor local reports and stay vigilant,” he warned Saturday.

Although the path of #Dorian has shifted, the entire East Coast is still vulnerable to significant impacts. Residents in East Coast counties should continue to monitor local reports and stay vigilant.

— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) August 31, 2019

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) also warned Georgians to remain aware and prepared for any possible impacts the storm may bring.

#HurricaneDorian projections have now shifted more toward Coastal Georgia. I urge Georgians in these areas to stay vigilant, keep an eye on storm developments, and take all necessary precautions. #gapol https://t.co/dYswszslo2

— Governor Brian P. Kemp (@GovKemp) August 31, 2019

President Trump also responded to Hurricane Dorian’s new track, warning the residents of South Carolina particularly to stay safe.

“Looking like our great South Carolina could get hit MUCH harder than first thought. Georgia and North Carolina also,” Trump tweeted.

“It’s moving around and very hard to predict, except that it is one of the biggest and strongest (and really wide) that we have seen in decades. Be safe!” he added.

Looking like our great South Carolina could get hit MUCH harder than first thought. Georgia and North Carolina also. It’s moving around and very hard to predict, except that it is one of the biggest and strongest (and really wide) that we have seen in decades. Be safe!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 31, 2019

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